DAILYKENN.com -- 23-year-old Michael Nolan is dead.
The promising athlete was gunned down in a Yonkers parking lot in 2015.
Three males — Nashaun Hunter, Darren Dawson and Tejmitra Singh in the shooting death — pleaded guilty in July, 2016 to the baseball player's death.
"Nolan, a 6-foot-8 left-handed pitcher, was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 18th round of the 2014 baseball draft, but never pitched in a minor league game," according to newyork.cbslocal.com.
The crime occurred in Yonkers, New York.
“I don’t get that no more. They took all of that from me,” Donna Nolan said outside of court. “I don’t get to kiss my son, I don’t get to hold him, I don’t get to talk to him — nothing. They took that from me because of their cowardly punk actions so I feel nothing for any of them. Nothing.”Read more here ►
Authorities said Hunter opened fire from a car, hitting Nolan in a Burger King parking lot on Central Avenue in September of last year. The other suspects were allegedly in the car during the shooting.
Nolan was shot in the head, authorities said. He was taken to the hospital where he remained in a coma until he died from his injuries on October 9.
Authorities said .25 caliber shell casings were found at the scene and a .25 caliber bullet was recovered from Nolan’s body.
Police said the shooting was connected to a fight during a drag race two nights earlier. Authorities said it was in retaliation for beating someone who was known to the suspects.
Hunter’s lawyer, Sherman Jackson, said his client wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, but said it was a vengeful attempt to frighten Nolan.
“They were trying to scare him,” Jackson said. “It was a .25, which is smaller than my hand, from a moving vehicle, at night from about 40 feet away.”
Nolan had been drafted by the Oakland Athletics out of Oklahoma City University, but had never pitched in an official Minor League game.
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